Wizkid Raises Speculation On Upcoming Album/EP

Written by Pharis Kinyua

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The thrill of new beats, fresh lyrics, and the promise of an auditory journey sends fans into a frenzy. And right now, the epicenter of this excitement is none other than Wizkid, the Nigerian sensation who has consistently redefined the Afrobeat genre.

The tantalizing prospect of a new album or EP looms large, with hints dropped by none other than Wizkid's manager, Jada P. In a recent social media session on the platform X, when asked about the release date for ""Soundman Vol. 2,"" Jada responded with an enigmatic eye emoji. It's a subtle tease, but for the legion of fans who have been eagerly awaiting the sequel to the highly successful Soundman Vol. 1 released in December 2019, it's enough to set imaginations on fire.

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With December on the horizon, the speculation about a 2023 release adds to the excitement. Wizkid seems poised to cap off the year with a sonic explosion, and fans can't help but wonder about the surprises he might unveil. Recent interactions, including a visit to the renowned movie director Kunle Afolayan and cryptic social media posts, have ignited a fervor of speculation. What's clear is that Wizkid is gearing up for something significant, something that might redefine the trajectory of his already illustrious career.

To truly appreciate the anticipation surrounding this potential release, it's crucial to reflect on Wizkid's musical journey so far. From the gritty streets of Lagos to Grammy-winning heights, his evolution has been nothing short of remarkable.

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Superstar (2011)

The album that introduced Wizkid to the world. "Superstar" wasn't just an album; it was a declaration. Hits like ""Holla at Your Boy" and "Pakurumo" catapulted him to the forefront of the Nigerian music scene, setting the stage for an extraordinary career.

Ayo (2014)

Building on the success of his debut, Wizkid's sophomore effort, "Ayo," showcased his growth as an artist. With tracks like "Ojuelegba"" and "Jaiye Jaiye," he not only solidified his presence in the global music scene but also collaborated with international heavyweights like Chris Brown and Trey Songz.

Sounds from the Other Side (2017) 

A sonic departure from his previous works, this album demonstrated Wizkid's global ambition. "Come Closer" featuring Drake became an international anthem, breaking down barriers and expanding his fan base far beyond the African continent.

Made in Lagos (2020)

A triumphant return to his roots. "Made in Lagos" was a celebration of Wizkid's artistic maturity. Tracks like "Essence" featuring Tems and "Ginger" featuring Burna Boy not only earned critical acclaim but also positioned him as a leading figure in the global music landscape.

More Love, Less Ego (2022)

Wizkid's most recent offering continued his exploration of genres, proving that he is not one to be confined by musical boundaries. "Bad to Me," "Last Last," and "Balance" showcased his versatility and willingness to evolve.

Wizkid's discography is a testament to his commitment to musical evolution. Each album is a chapter, a sonic exploration that adds layers to the complex tapestry of his artistry. As fans eagerly await the next installment, the question on everyone's mind is: What will Wizkid bring to the table this time?

Will "Soundman Vol. 2" be a continuation of the infectious rhythms that made its predecessor a hit, or will Wizkid surprise us with a completely new sonic direction? The anticipation is palpable, and as the year draws to a close, fans find themselves on the edge of their seats, ready to embark on the next leg of Wizkid's musical odyssey.

In an industry where the only constant is change, Wizkid stands as a beacon of innovation. His ability to seamlessly blend genres, push boundaries, and stay true to his roots has solidified his status as a global music icon. 

As the curtain rises on the potential release of "Soundman Vol. 2," one thing is certain: Wizkid is not just an artist; he is a maestro orchestrating the symphony of Afrobeat for the world to revel in. The stage is set, the audience is primed, and the anticipation is electric. Wizkid, take the spotlight; the world is listening. 

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